From Nicholas Sparks’ breakout hit, The Notebook—written when he was just 28 years old—to such blockbusters as Message in a Bottle, Dear John and Nights in Rodanthe, there’s no disputing that the international mega-bestselling author “knows how to tug at a reader's heartstrings” (Chicago Sun-Times). Now Sparks has returned with a new emotionally wrenching tale that will thrill his legions of devoted fans and keep them totally enthralled. In that vein, it’s a good time to listen to People magazine and “grab a Chardonnay” for another unforgettable “date with Sparks.”
The Best of Me is the heart-rending story of two former high school sweethearts from a small town—and from far opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they’ve each taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they always imagined…and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the beloved mentor who long ago gave them shelter when they needed it most, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.
Hardcover Book : 304 pages
Publisher: Hachette Book Group, USA ( October 11, 2011 )
Item #: 13-418654
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.68inches
Product Weight: 12.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Please don't give the ending away in your review. It spoils the entire book if you already know who dies.
Reviewer: Darlene S
I always love Nicholas Sparks' books but have to say The Best of Me is the best of all. Great story with a surprise ending. I'm already anxious for his next one. Hope it's not a long wait !
Reviewer: Leeann S
I have all of his books and have loved each one. "The Notebook" has always been my favorite, until "The Best of Me...I can understand why he had such a hard time writing this...My heart broke because Dawson had such a horrible childhood he was so alone then and alone when he died...But he did know what true love was.
He never ceases to amaze me, what a wonderful book, as always. Mr. Sparks you are the best, can't wait for the next one, never stop, please. I love everyone of your books, when I finish each book I think it was your best.
It is lovely to be able to depend on a book written by Sparks to always bring all your emotions to the surface and not be able to put the book down until you finish reading it! Never have I regretted reading a single book of his, they are favorites, I agree this will be anothr excellent movie. I am sure your family is a very happy one, it certainly shows in your writing. The very best wished for you and your family in the future as well.
Reviewer: J o